|His Eminent Beatitude
|Cardinal, Major Archbishop of Făgăraș-Alba Iulia|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia (Romanian)|
|Appointed||16 December 2005|
|Installed||30 April 2006|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Atanasio
Chairman of the Romanian Episcopal Conference
|Ordination||19 December 1964
by Ioan Dragomir
|Consecration||27 May 1990
by Alexandru Todea
|Created Cardinal||18 February 2012
by Benedict XVI
|Birth name||Lucian Mureșan|
23 May 1931 |
Lucian Mureșan (born on 23 May 1931) is the first and current Major Archbishop of the Greek Catholic Archdiocese of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. As Major Archbishop of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia (resident in Blaj), he is the head of the Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic.
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Lucian Mureșan was born in the village of Firiza (now the Ferneziu district of Baia Mare), Romania, the tenth of Peter and Maria Mureșan's twelve children. He attended primary school in Firiza and secondary school in Baia Mare. For a long time, he was forced to put on hold his call to becoming a Catholic priest, because the Romanian Church United with Rome had been outlawed in 1948.
Pope Benedict XVI created him a Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Atanasio in a consistory on 18 February 2012. As he was already older than 80 at the time of his creation, he has no right to vote in a papal conclave.
- Cheney, David (December 2007). "Archbishop Lucian Mureșan". Făgăraș și Alba Iulia, Romanian: Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
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